Home energy efficiency grants and offers
Note: The relevant contact details are contained in each of the sections below, or can be found on the websites they link you on to
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Are you worried about paying your energy bills?
Do you need help getting the best deal on your tariff or switching supplier?
Would you like to improve energy efficiency in your home and spend less on heating?
Citizens Advice and Ofgem have produced a series of webpages, FAQs, leaflets and short films as part of their Energy Best Deal campaign to help you. They can be found on the:
There now are many free sites where you can compare your gas and electricity fuel costs using online energy comparer websites. Follow this link for a list of price comparison websites accredited to the Ofgem 'Compare with Confidence Code' see the:
A simple to use Community Energy Buying Scheme has been set up to enable people in Adur and Worthing, and across the entire West Sussex area, to save money on energy bills through a collaborative approach.
To find out more and sign up, see our Energy Switch webpage.
The Government, energy suppliers and a number of organisations can provide impartial advice, grants and other forms of financial assistance to help you implement energy-saving measures in your home, such as grants for energy-efficient boilers, heating, loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
Details of national energy schemes, Green Deal and the Renewable Energy Tariffs for technologies (including biomass, ground source heat pumps, small scale hydro, small scale wind, solar pv (photovoltaic) and solar water heating) can be found at the webpages below:
- Energy saving grants and offers - on the Energy Saving Trust website
- Energy Grants Information from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) - on the GOV.UK website
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) website
- National Energy Foundation website
- Solar Trade Association website
- Information Service - on the Centre for Alternative Technologies (CAT) website
Community Energy Advice and Workshops from Transition Town Worthing
Your Community Energy Shop is a social enterprise set up by volunteers at Transition Town Worthing (TTW), providing information, guidance and advice on switching energy tariff or supplier, low cost energy efficiency measures and checking eligibility for grants and support.
SNUG Workshops can teach you how to apply how to apply durable, high quality draught-proofing materials to keep out those cold draughts and save on your energy bills. SNUG workshops are run at various venues in Worthing throughout the winter.
To find out more about upcoming initiatives and events from TTW, and where you can find them, visit:
Your Energy Sussex Partnership
West Sussex County Council have set up Your Energy Sussex which is a partnership of 15 Sussex local authorities (including Adur and Worthing) working together with delivery partner Carillion Energy to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty in homes and non-domestic buildings. Your Energy Sussex are making use of Government schemes such as the Green Deal, The Energy Company Obligation (ECO), the Feed in Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
You can find out more information about Your Energy Sussex and apply for/register your interest in various parts of the programme by:
Further information on Adur & Worthing Councils and Your Energy Sussex can also be found in the Report Item 5 on Green Deal to Joint Strategic Committee in November 2012 at:
Help to Replace Boilers and Install Insulation
Please note: the Your Energy Sussex Partnership is now closed to new applicants for the foreseeable future and will not be accepting new applications.
Adur & Worthing Councils are Part of the Your Energy Sussex Partnership. The Partnership's Affordable Warmth boiler replacement and insulation service working with partners at '1 Green Place' aims to help older, vulnerable and low income residents to stay warm and healthy in their homes and save money on their energy bills.
The offer, which is time-limited, is open to homeowners and tenants in privately rented accommodation (subject to the landlord's consent).
The scheme is funded by the Government's Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) and Your Energy Sussex. All work is carried out to a high standard by a network of local, accredited installers who work for '1 Green Place'.
To find out the criteria and see if could qualify for the boiler/insulation scheme please go to the Your Energy Sussex website or contact '1 Green Place' directly on 0800 03 55 608. Lines are open from Monday to Saturday between 9am and 5pm. Their staff will discuss eligibility and, if you qualify, carry out a free assessment to check whether your home and heating system is suitable. They will also assess the level of funding available to you.
For more details see:
RELISH at Worthing Homes
Relish is a Worthing Homes energy efficiency project, designed to help Worthing Homes residents save money on their energy bills. They can offer advice and assistance in all matters relating to energy bills trying to ensure residents get the best deal available and help save money. Even if you are not a Worthing Homes resident, why not take a look at their website to find tips and videos on using energy more efficiently, and for step by step advice on how to find the best energy deals available.
Please go to our webpages about keeping warm and well and fuel poverty to find out more about a range of advice and assistance available, including home energy visits. See below for information on heating and insulation grants and loans
Repair Assistance Funding
The Councils have limited funding for a discretionary form of financial assistance to enable some home-owners to apply for Repair Grant Assistance. Subject to eligibility and availability of funds, the fund can be used to replace broken boilers.
For more information go to repair grant assistance.
National Affordable Warmth Scheme
Grants for boilers and loft and cavity wall insulation for vulnerable customers are now offered through the 'Affordable Warmth' section of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). For more information and eligibility criteria, go directly to your energy supplier or alternatively go to:
- Energy company obligation - on the GOV.UK website
- or contact the Energy Saving Advice Service website
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is an obligation on energy suppliers aimed at helping households cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions by installing energy saving measures. Following the Spring 2018 consultation, the Government set out in its response that ECO3 will fully focus on Affordable Warmth - low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households.
The recently introduced ECO 'flexible eligibility' (ECO Flex) programme allows LAs to make declarations determining that certain households in fuel poverty or with occupants on low incomes and vulnerable to the effects of cold homes, are referred to ECO obligated suppliers for support under the Affordable Warmth element of ECO. LAs involved are required to issue a Statement of Intent that they are going to identify households as eligible, and the criteria they are going to use; and a declaration that the LA has been consulted on the installation of measures in a home.
For more details see:
On other external websites:
- Cold weather payments - on the GOV.UK website
- Energy performance certificates - on the GOV.UK website
- Household energy (including green deal and renewable energy tariffs) - on the GOV.UK website
Contact Adur enquiries
Adur & Worthing Councils,
The Shoreham Centre,
2 Pond Road,
Contact Worthing enquiries
Adur & Worthing Councils,
Worthing Town Hall,